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June 25, 2010 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Meet Messer Chups, whose main influences seem to be B-movies, sci fi, theremin, surf rock and Vincent Price. posted by puny human (17 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, I love this band so much. I used to work at a punk rock boutique, and one of my coworkers -- the (stand-up) bassist of a psychobilly band -- turned me onto them. I expected more of the sort of stuff he liked; another band sounding like the Meteors or King Kurt or something, but no. Pure Russian surf insanity coming out of the speakers.

I can't recommend Crazy Price any higher. It's a life-changing album. And the samples of the Russian dub of the French Fantomas movies makes it all the more awesome. Thanks for this post!
posted by griphus at 11:51 AM on June 25, 2010


Ohhh yeah I ran across these guys poking around at cover songs on Youtube at 3 am one time. I think I linked to it before around here some time ago but it's obviously extra appropriate now.

Here they are covering "Stigmata".
posted by furiousthought at 12:13 PM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


How the hell did I miss this band? This is so cool.

Here's a Leningrad Cowboys for you. Not the same sound, but sort of the same spirit.
posted by Xoebe at 12:24 PM on June 25, 2010


Tchaikovsky Beat from Cocktail Draculina.
posted by puny human at 12:32 PM on June 25, 2010


and the Twin Peaks Twist.
posted by puny human at 12:35 PM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Had not heard of Messer Chups but am now a fan. Thanks!
posted by ericthegardener at 12:42 PM on June 25, 2010


I found out about this band when I was looking for something similar to Man or Astroman. I love how wacky surf-ish bands can get.
posted by tuck_nroll at 1:07 PM on June 25, 2010


Oh man, and also I forgot about SERVOTRON! More sci-fi surf-rock goodness
posted by tuck_nroll at 1:12 PM on June 25, 2010


Ha ha, shit!
posted by metagnathous at 1:24 PM on June 25, 2010


Here they are covering "Stigmata"

Holy shit
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:11 PM on June 25, 2010


I just got hip to these lunatics off of a MeFi swap CD (Space Cat Mix - don't have it handy and I can't recall the author but thanks for putting SuperSonik Bibrator on there) - the Crazy Price album is absolutely worth picking up.
posted by ChuqD at 2:17 PM on June 25, 2010


Oh man. I so want to be in this band.
posted by Skygazer at 5:04 PM on June 25, 2010


Yes! They are great. I saw messerchups opening for They Might Be Giants many years ago (2002?). One of those few times that I went and bought the CD of the opening band. Their videos are exactly what I would have expected. Great!
posted by JBennett at 4:25 AM on June 26, 2010


I hear some early Dead Kennedys influence in there. Totally in love.
posted by DZack at 2:46 PM on June 26, 2010


much better version of tchaikovsky beat with The Addams Family. (yes to dancing Lurch)
posted by puny human at 9:37 PM on June 27, 2010


Hah, wow, don't miss this Herman and Addams remix (is it just me, or did it always seem like the Addamses were all having sex together? Or just about to?)
posted by puny human at 4:23 PM on July 13, 2010


ha ha, oh my, Popcorno :)
posted by puny human at 4:50 PM on July 14, 2010


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